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CHEBANU Elena
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthKharkov, URS
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F13, T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baku, AZE
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 1995 in Ukraine.
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the piano. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T12 100m and bronze in the T12 200m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sergey Tahmazov. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Order For Service to the Fatherland [second class] from the president of Azerbaijan. (olimpsport.az, 21 Sep 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied athletics at international level, including at the world championships in 2009 and 2007. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Sep 2019; iaaf.org, 01 Jun 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (azertag.az, 22 Sep 2019)
Other information
SWITCHING NATIONALITY
She originally competed for Ukraine before becoming eligible to represent Azerbaijan in May 2015. (iaaf.org, 28 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T12 11.71
3 2016 200m T12 23.80
2 2016 Long Jump T12 5.56
Round 1 2016 400m T12 56.53
7 2021 100m T13 12.41
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 200m T12 24.54
2 2015 100m T12 11.94
7 2019 100m T12 12.49